ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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political reasons, by the erstwhile Congress government of increases in the administered prices of goods under price control. This is particularly true of fertilisers, coal, petroleum products and electricity. Even in respect of foodgrains, the issue prices of foodgrains have remained unchanged for more than two years now since February 1994. As a result, food and fertiliser subsidies, which were budgeted to be brought down from crore in 1995-96, have in fact increased to

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